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I've just watched Alien: Covenant. I watched Prometheus quite a while back but don't fully remember the story, so I couldn't exactly relate the two movies. But from what I can tell, Covenant is just a continuation of Prometheus.

Could someone please explain the story in detail? Specially, who is/are ‘Prometheus’ and how are they related to the Aliens? Were the Aliens created by nature or were they created by us? (In Covenant David says that we spread the virus on the Prometheus planet.)

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    You may want to edit your question to make it more specific. Try to identify a key point of contention you have. – Magikarp Master Jul 9 '17 at 14:13
  • “from what I can tell, Covenant is just a continuation of Prometheus” — it’s so much more than that. It’s also a re-tread of lots of previous Alien movies! – Paul D. Waite Jul 9 '17 at 14:30
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‘Prometheus’ is the space ship in the movie Prometheus which, based on ancient star maps discovered on earth, travels to the distant moon LV-223 in hope of finding an alien intelligence (the ‘Engineers’) that may have created life on earth.

In Prometheus, the crew discovers what appears to be a scientific or military installation belonging to the Engineers, with almost all of the inhabitants long since killed by creatures created by their own experiments with a black oily substance. Of the Prometheus crew

only one human (Elizabeth Shaw) and one android (David) survive. They take control of an Engineer ship, and set course for what they believe to be the Engineer home world.

(Wikipedia covers this quite well.)

In Alien: Covenant, the colonisation ship ‘Covenant’ lands on this same world, and the crew encounter David. Eventually, it’s revealed that

David released the black substance on the planet’s Engineer population before landing the ship, killing them all. He then spent years performing genetic experiments, including on Elizabeth Shaw, which culminated in his creation of what look very much like facehuggers, and subsequently a fully-grown alien, from the original Alien movie.

(Wikipedia covers this quite nicely too.)

  • So you saying that Alien which was originally created by David by spending many years of genetic Experiments ? – Jayendran Jul 9 '17 at 14:55
  • @JayendranRosh it seems so. I wonder thaough if that means that the androids are better at those things than the engineers oO – Thomas Jul 9 '17 at 15:04
  • @JayendranRosh: I’m not quite clear what you’re asking, but the facehugger eggs, facehugger and resulting alien that we see at the end of Alien: Covenant were indeed created by David’s genetic engineering, and sure look a lot like the facehugger eggs, facehugger and resulting alien that we see in Alien, so presumably they’re the same creature. – Paul D. Waite Jul 9 '17 at 18:40
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    @JayendranRosh: Of course, we also see an alien at the end of Prometheus, birthed from an Engineer who was impregnated by an alien that Elizabeth Ross cut out of herself, that looks a fair bit like the alien in Alien too, so heck knows what’s actually going on— these things seem to be scattered all over the damn galaxy at this point. – Paul D. Waite Jul 9 '17 at 18:41
  • @PaulD.Waite I just confused or miss understood that Alien was originally created by David. So as you say it was already present in the Prometheus. But what David done is that he improved the genetic of the Alien and try to re-create them manually. (Which was already present in various other Planet) - Please Correct me if i'm wrong – Jayendran Jul 10 '17 at 17:02

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